Dr Michelle Chrapkowska
Dr Michelle Chrapkowska, BSc, D.C
What is Chiropractic?
Nagging Neck Pain? Debilitating Back Pain? Headaches and Stress?
If you have a concern with PAIN, with lack of MOVEMENT and STIFFNESS, or feel your body is older than you – then let us put some LIFE back into yours!
At Cenacle Chiropractic we believe that natural optimal health can be achieved by all. We provide highly effective care to help you feel better, to keep you well and to gain a greater quality of life. A variety of people benefit from our professional and friendly service, from infant to elderly, athlete or labourer.
Chiropractic focuses upon the spine and nervous system and how this influences the musculoskeletal system and body. Our Doctor of Chiropractic is fully qualified to diagnose your concern and provide the help and advise you need.
Is Chiropractic for me?
Common concerns seen in clinic range from:
- Chronic or Acute Back Pain
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Migraine/Headaches or Dizziness
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee or Hip Arthritis
- Foot Pain
- Pregnancy Pain or Discomfort
- Newborn/Infant Health Checks
As primary contact practitioners, chiropractors are trained to diagnose musculoskeletal aches and pains and assist with a variety of chronic or acute health conditions. From putting a ‘spring in the step’ of an 80 year old granny, to the peace of a better sleeping newborn – chiropractic is for everyone, with no referral necessary.
What is a Chiropractic ‘Adjustment’?
The adjustments (the term for chiropractic treatment) are what increase the efficiency of the body to release its natural healing ability and ease pain and tension. Many different techniques are applied, mainly using specific manipulation of the spine, gentle pressure by hand, or the use of safe and precise equipment. Movement is restored to previously restricted areas of the spine to improve the nervous system communication and to increase the mobility in that area to get you working better. Care is tailored to a variety of ages, so it is very safe, gentle and effective.
In the UK, the title chiropractor is statutory protected by the Chiropractors Act 1994, requiring all chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) by law.
Standards for chiropractic training are 5 years full-time doctorate university education. Modules studied range from cellular science, physiology and neurology to clinical diagnosis. Continued professional development courses are required every year to maintain professional practice.
Your First Visit
In your initial consultation, your chiropractor will require a full medical history and details of your current complaint. A physical examination will analyse your posture, movement and function.
Trained in Radiology, chiropractors can use X-Rays in their diagnosis or further scans may be taken, but only when necessary and agreed to. If chiropractic is deemed appropriate for you then the option of care will be given, if not, your chiropractor can refer you to a suitable health care provider. Care is not implicated by other therapies such as massage or physiotherapy and co-management may be applicable.
Cenacle Chiropractic offer a wealth of advice on health optimisation. Rehabilitative or therapeutic exercises may be given or nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. We create the environment for you to discover how to support yourself through holistic health, to create the wellbeing you want.
Where can I get this treatment?
Our Chiropractic Clinic (The Cenacle Treatment Centre) is located at former St Mary’s Rectory, Stockport, next to Manchester and Cheshire, provides Chiropractitc therapy along with many other alternative and complementary therapies. Our location is set in peaceful relaxing grounds, adding to the healing and calming atmosphere of our clinic.
The aim of our Chiropractic Centre is to focus a number of alternative health therapies under one roof, thereby offering a comprehensive range of treatments for clients in the North West region.
For further information, call us on 0161 483 9005 or complete an enquiry form and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help with your enquiry.
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